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Windham Hill Christmas: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Paul McCandless
Windham Hill Christmas: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop
 
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The Windham Hill regulars are back with another unhurried compilation of holiday songs, both old and new. Fans of the previous sets will indubitably love this one too; that these are highly skilled musicians is beyond ques...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Paul McCandless
Title: Windham Hill Christmas: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/12/2004
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 828766441321

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The Windham Hill regulars are back with another unhurried compilation of holiday songs, both old and new. Fans of the previous sets will indubitably love this one too; that these are highly skilled musicians is beyond question. But people who tend to prefer jazz, classical or world music will probably get a tad squirmy about half-way through. Why? Because this genre of music can sometimes come across as pallid, self-absorbed and antiseptic. But certain tracks will find adherents regardless--Barbara Higbee's iridescent Angels From The Realms Of Glory is a definite keeper, as is Yazala Abambuti, with dulcet vocals by the great Ugandan singer, Samite. But Philip Aaberg's The Compleat Nutcracker Sweet can only be explained by the widespread proliferation of Attention Deficit Disorder. His piano condensation displays an arch, tongue-in-cheek playfulness that might hopefully inspire interest in the original Tchaikovsky ballet, which is not all that long, really. --Christina Roden

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Great Christmas background music
Connie R. Ziegler | Milwaukee, WI USA | 11/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The recording is great background music since there are no vocals. It provides a great Christmas mood without being obnoxious. There is a good mix of secular and religious songs. The Nutcracker Sweet is interesting - done on the piano and kind of jazzy but still retains the charm of the original!"